Queens County Criminal Court
Preparing For Your Visit to Court in NY
If you are
facing criminal charges in Queens and must appear in court, it is important that you adequately prepare.
Not only can this minimize your stress levels, but it can also help to
make sure that you are abiding by best practices while in court.
Tips to Remember Before Showing Up for Your Court Date
Show Up On Time
As a general rule in NY courts, you are to be in the courtroom by 9:30am.
The judge will typically call your case according to the order in which
your lawyer signed it in, meaning your case will not be called until your
attorney arrives in court. This does not mean, however, that you can show
up whenever your representative does.
Figure Out Your Transportation
It is highly recommended that you take public transportation via the bus
or subway. Take the “F” and “E” trains from Union
Turnpike. The Courthouse is one block East of Queens Blvd. If you will
be driving yourself, you need to allow extra time to find parking. There
are only private lots with limited space available on the west side of
Queens Boulevard. There is also street parking as well, however, this
can more time-consuming to try to find those spots.
You do not have to wear something fancy, but you do need to look professional
and well-groomed. Wear an outfit that is clean, fits properly, and demands
respect. It may be good idea to determine your outfit the night before
and give yourself plenty of time to get ready the morning of your court date.
Pay Attention in Court
When you are waiting in court for your case to be called, you do not want
to create any sort of conflict with the Court Officers. This means you
need to be alert, avoid talking with others, and polite at all times.
Make sure to turn your cell phone off, do not bring any food or drinks
into the courtroom, and stay seated.
Where Are the Queens Criminal Courtrooms?
All of the
Criminal Courtrooms in Queens are located at:
Kew Gardens Courthouse and Annex
125-01 Queens Blvd
Kew Garden, NY 11415
Where Can You Find Your Next Criminal Court Date?
You can access the
WebCriminal portal on the New York State Unified Court System website to find out
all of the information you need. You can look up your date by case or
summons number, defendant’s name, or by searching for a particular
Judge or Court Part. It is also important that you speak with your Queens
criminal defense attorney who can help you navigate where you are supposed
to be and when.
Why Is It Important to Retain a Queens Criminal Lawyer?
Having a knowledgeable lawyer by your side throughout the duration of your
court process can be invaluable. Not only will you have someone guiding
you who is extremely familiar with the NY judicial system, but you can
also have a greater peace of mind knowing that you are not going through
Musa-Obregon & Associates, we have
100 years of combined legal experience helping the criminally accused throughout New York City,
The Bronx. We offer legal services in Spanish, Polish, Arabic and Portuguese.
If you would like for a Queens defense attorney to review your case, call
our firm for a
free case evaluation today!